If you are looking after the child or children of a relative or friend, on a full-time basis, then you are a kinship carer!
Kinship Carers and families, can vary, in size and structure.
You could be a grandparent, auntie, uncle, sibling, or friend.
You might be caring for a baby, a young child or a teenager.
You could be new to kinship caring or maybe you have been doing it for years.
If you are a new kinship carer, you are probably trying to find your way through a maze of issues, but even if you have been looking after the child of a relative or close friend for some time, you might still need some advice or support.
Whatever your circumstances, and the challenges you may face in your role as a Kinship Carer…